Senior Vice President
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Ellen Parker oversees the CPR Institute, the membership and think tank side of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. After three decades as a litigator, both as in-house and as outside counsel, Ellen has devoted the past few years seeking better ways to resolve disputes and to prevent them in the first place.
Ellen joins CPR after almost 17 years in-house at KPMG LLP, as a Principal and Associate General Counsel – Litigations and Regulatory Investigations. In that role Ellen was responsible for handling major litigations and significant regulatory investigations for the firm.
Prior to joining KPMG, Ellen served as the General Counsel and Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at MTI/The Image Group, Inc., a multi-media entertainment company in New York City, and as General Counsel and Secretary for Care Connexions, Inc., an innovative healthcare monitoring and communications company.
Beyond her professional affiliations, Ellen served on several non-profit boards, including as the Chair for Urban Word NYC, a non-profit organization that champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development, and leadership; Youth Poet Laureate, a subsidiary organization to Urban Word that brings the YPL program to communities across the country; and on the Board for her local youth soccer league.
Ellen earned a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from Ithaca College and her Juris Doctorate from New York University’s School of Law.